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Italian through and through, Davide was born and raised in a tiny little town named Biella in the Piemonte region known world-wide for its excelling textile industry as well as being the hometown of Michelangelo Pistoletto. Creator and founder of Gessato, GSelect, Gblog, Davide deals with design and communication since over a decade focusing in exploring innovative communication tools and techniques.


Elda is a very talented Italian architect and industrial designer who’s always been actively involved in studying , investigating and developing innovative approaches to both function and form. Elda is passionate about all the different languages of art, looking for new influences and interchanges she aims to extend and enrich the meaning of the many possibilities to conceive objects, beyond the conventional definitions.

ALLISON PARKER – Contributor

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she’s taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it’s a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.


I’m a multidisciplinary designer and crafter, living and breathing colors and shapes. After earning my bachelor’s degree in product design in Tel Aviv Israel, I’ve relocated to NYC to continue my studies in interior design at FIT. I have graduated straight to motherhood, and currently blogging my way through it. I blog about my passion and fascination for interior and product design, fashion, art, and cool diy projects.
You can connect with Efrat on her Blog, Twitter,Facebook and Pinterest

REUT TZRIRI – Contributor

My name is Reut, a costume designer with love for design, films and music and everything in between. I was born and raised in Israel and spent most of my days and nights in good old Tel Aviv. By the time I was 30, I had decided to broaden my horizons a bit and come to New York City and experience it from up close. A life dream coming true. I have forwarded myself recently from design to marketing and became a student at Baruch College. With eyes still fresh as I am opening my second year here, I get to see, meet and listen to a lot of interesting things and people.


Maggie McLaughlin is a junior at Roger Williams University who has a love of art in any form. She’s been drawing since she was old enough to hold a crayon and has since found her way to water color painting, pen and ink, and architectural design. Maggie spends her spare time taking advantage of her school’s coastal location by sailing as she works toward a bachelors degree in English and a minor in Architecture, with the eventual goal of teaching. Read more by visiting her Linked in.


Mathew is an aspiring writer with a passion for languages and the manipulation of words. Born in South Korea, he was adopted at three months old and spent his childhood growing up just outside of Minneapolis, MN where he currently resides. English Literature and French Studies were his areas of concentration at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and L’Université François-Rabelais in Tours, France. An avid traveler drawn to new spaces and the stories of strangers, he hopes to soon be walking the streets of New York as a transplant. Read more and connect by visiting his blog and LinkedIn.

ELENA CATTANEO – Contributor

I have worked in interior design and architecture for more than twenty years, first as an architect and then as a journalist. In this digital age, I now publish mainly on the web. My work is not only meant for industry professionals, but also those who want to broaden their knowledge and satisfy their curiosity about the world of designer décor and architecture.
You can follow Elena Cattaneo on her Blog, Twitter and Instagram.

KIMBERLY LI – Contributor

Kimberly Li is a graduate from MIT’s Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion. She delights in various design projects, featured on her website “unkliched“, and is excited to expand her creative boundaries through GBlog.


Holly Mitchell – Contributor

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Elizabeth is passionate about oil paints, the culture of medieval Europe and long German words. She is studying Art History at Brown University, where she survives Rhode Island’s brutal winters with cappuccinos and cozy sweaters. She has a background in journalism and creative writing, but this is her blogging debut. Currently thinking about form, function, and furniture, Elizabeth hopes to lead a life filled with good design and urban adventures.


Joseph Mitchell is a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University, a 1st Degree Brown Belt in Shaolin, and an aspiring writer. He grew up in town, later moving to the country, where he helps manage a thoroughbred horse farm. Musically inclined, he interprets aesthetics through physical patterns of rhythm, flow, and accent.

STEPHEN BARON – Contributor

Stephen is a Manhattan College graduate and Egan Award winner for short stories, holding a Bachelor’s degree in English. He is easily distracted by tall buildings, and routinely gets lost in modern art museums and a wealth of Bronx hiking trails. Currently living in the quiet garden suburb of Queens, he also writes music and film reviews, and is presently working on publishing his own literary material.

JEFFREY BUSTOS – Contributor

Jeffrey likes to write on trees, couches, galleries, and the occasional Café in Downtown Miami. He is currently trying to define the meaning of meaning through his degree in Philosophy from FIU. Otherwise, he is working on his first novel. Jeffrey will be one of the poets reading at O, Miami Poetry Festival in April. His favorite trees are elm, olive and parse.

CORY TALLMAN – Contributor

Cory Tallman is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at GBlog.


Designer Cameron Cole Carcelén holds degrees in urban studies and architecture, and has a background in grassroots community involvement for neighborhood improvement and development. Having lived in New York and Buenos Aires, she is a lover of cities and currently lives in Quito, Ecuador. She loves bicycles, fresh juice, and the Andean topography punctuated by volcanoes that characterize Quito’s landscape.

MENGYE (JESSIE) DING – Contributor

Jessie was born in China in 1989; she holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing and Global Management from Binghamton University and is currently a marketing major MBA student there. Her diverse background provided her with early exposure to different cultures which led her to take an interest in international business development. Even though she has serious intentions in becoming a globalized business woman in the future she also has many hobbies that people normally wouldn’t link together. She is a cosmetics/skincare enthusiast who started her own YouTube channel as a beauty guru in hopes of sharing her knowledge and experiences with the rest of the community.

JANET WLODY – Contributor

Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

KELLY CHANG – Contributor

Kelly Chang is currently an editor for Architizer. Her writing has appeared in art, architecture and design websites including The Atlantic Cities and Flavorwire, and her articles have been picked up by sites such as Architect Magazine and Hyperallergic. She is also the co-founder of the duct tape wallet design company Hail the Right Brain!


Tiffany “Tiffy” is a college graduate with a BS in magazine journalism. The freedom of expression compels her to the winds of creativity which brings her happily to Gblog”s artistic gates. Writing has always been her art, her talent, her calling. She also tutors and writes for her own blog, Heartbeat.